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Suggested Quilt Dimensions

Suggested Quilt Dimensions

How many times have you gone to buy fabric and just couldn’t remember the dimensions of the type of bed that you were making the quilt for? Make a copy of this handy chart from American Quilter magazine  and put it in your wallet for your next fabric excursion. [Read More]

Free – Crazy Courthouse Steps Pattern by Heidi Pridemore

Free – Crazy Courthouse Steps Pattern by Heidi Pridemore

The Log Cabin is one of the most popular quilt block patterns of all time. Although easy to sew, the traditional block presents the challenge of keeping the blocks square and the “logs” the same width. Crazy Courthouse Steps transforms the traditional Log Cabin [Read More]

Free – Heartfelt Quilting Pattern by Helen Squire

Free – Heartfelt Quilting Pattern by Helen Squire

Here is a beautiful quilting pattern to use in your projects from designer and author Helen Squire. Helen’s most recent book is Circular Quilting Designs. This block will be pretty, and useful, as a filler design, especially in corners.  Enjoy! Click here to download [Read More]

Free – Holiday Paper Piecing Patterns from The Quilt Life

Free – Holiday Paper Piecing Patterns from The Quilt Life

Get three free holiday paper piecing  blocks from The Quilt Life magazine absolutely FREE. You’ll get an 8″ Uncle Sam, 8″ Tree, and 8″ Pumpkin. These blocks are particularly great for quilts made of blocks from many makers or for group quilts. If [Read More]

Free – Stars in the Garden Table Topper Pattern by Pam Bono

Free – Stars in the Garden Table Topper Pattern by Pam Bono

This floral table topper designed by Pam Bono will be lovely in any decor. Fusible appliqué and template-free piecing make this project quick and easy, while hand embroidery adds a special touch. Click here for the corrected PDF of Stars in the Garden Placemats & [Read More]

AQS Welcomes Duffy as Magazine Editor

AQS Welcomes Duffy as Magazine Editor

As you may have heard, Christine N. Brown has retired as the Editor-in-Chief of American Quilter magazine. We congratulate Chris and wish her all the best. Chris has turned the helm over to Michele Duffy. Michele has a vibrant personality with a sense of humor to match. We [Read More]

Free – World Music Pattern by Sheila Murphy

Free – World Music Pattern by Sheila Murphy

World Music is made with quilt-as-you-go construction.The basic block design is a variation on a Drunkard’s Path block, using a “quilt, cut, flip, and reattach” technique for the basic block. Click here to download your Free Pattern. [Read More]

Great friends, great quilts

Great friends, great quilts

The Mother’s Day Quilters, originally from Marietta, Georgia, have been meeting for more than 30 years. As you might imagine, there’s been a lot of water under the bridge since the quilters first met in the 1970s. Lola McCracken’s article (“Two Weddings and a [Read More]

Exhibit Your Quilt Internationally

Exhibit Your Quilt Internationally

Have you thought about exhibiting your quilt internationally? The Japan Handicraft Instructors’ Association (JHIA) has announced that the 12th Quilt Nihon Exhibition will take place in April, 2014. The exhibition will tour Japan, U.S., Europe, and Asia; additionally, a [Read More]

Retirement Reception for Christine N. Brown

Retirement Reception for Christine N. Brown

The American Quilter’s Society gathered at The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, to say farewell to Christine N. Brown on January 17, 2013. Chris served as the Editor-in-Chief of American Quilter magazine for eight years. It is always difficult to know exactly [Read More]

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The American Quilter’s Society has made the very difficult decision to cease publishing The Quilt Life magazine after [Read More]

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